In Germany, waste is separately collected and disposed of accordingly. To achieve this, different coloured waste containers are used for certain types of waste:
- Paper and Cardboard = Blue or Green container
- Organic waste = Brown container
- Packaging made from plastic or metal = Yellow container
- All other waste = Grey or Black container
In addition separate containers are used for glass, 2nd. hand clothes, as well as hazardous waste such as paint, toxics etc.